NSF Scholarship in STEM

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NSF Scholarship in STEM

HCC students, you may be eligible for a significant scholarship and a chance to join our exciting STEM learning community!

The National Science Foundation Scholarship offers, on average, $10,000 per year for full-time students and prorated amounts for part-time students (determined by the student’s FAFSA). NSF scholarships are for biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, pre-veterinary, and other STEM disciplines.

Students chosen for this scholarship will become members of HCC’s STEM Scholars 2.0 Program, also known as SCoRE (STEM Cohorts for Research & Engagement). STEM Scholars are expected to maintain enrollment in a STEM program, be in good academic standing (based on HCC’s policies), complete an associate’s degree at HCC, and transfer to an accredited STEM degree program at a four-year institution. And the scholarships are renewable every year as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Besides the financial awards, STEM Scholars become part of a learning community that fosters a sense of belonging and academic success and includes mentoring, research, honors experiences, community service, and internships. Scholars are required to complete a one-credit STEM seminar and attend several STEM events during each semester in which they are enrolled in the program. 

Brief Description

OrganizationNational Science Foundation Scholarship & Holyoke Community College
Education LevelUndergraduate
SubjectsSTEM & Biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, physics, pre-veterinary
Amount$10,000
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsNA
CityAny
NationalityDomestic
CountryUSA
Contest Deadline1 August 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsAdmission Application

Who is Eligible?

An NSF STEM scholarship recipient must:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  2. Be enrolled in one of the following STEM programs: Biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, pre-veterinary, or other STEM disciplines.
  3. Be enrolled at least half the time.
  4. Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher in high school or in courses completed at HCC (developmental courses will be included in GPA calculations)
  5. Demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA.

How to Apply

  • A completed application form (see above)
  • A personal essay describing your interest in STEM, why you would make a good candidate for this scholarship, your career goals, and your plans for accomplishing these goals.
  • A copy of your most recent HCC transcript or most recent high school transcript (if entering HCC).
  • A copy of your FAFSA and other financial aid documents.
  • Two letters of reference from people who can speak to your academic merit (at least one should be from a STEM teacher or professional if possible).

Benefits

The National Science Foundation Scholarship offers, on average, $10,000 per year for full-time students and prorated amounts for part-time students (determined by the student’s FAFSA).

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the fall 2022 semester is August 1, 2022. Students will be notified by August 20.  

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